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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475December 15, 2011

Penn Vet Opens State-of-the-Art Buerger Family Foundation Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) recently opened its new, state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical suite at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital. The Buerger Family Foundation Surgery Suite is the first of its kind in any veterinary teaching hospital and is one of the only operating rooms in veterinary medicine that offers a comprehensive array of minimally invasive surgical procedures for companion animals.

Video: Euro Nations’ Fiscal Outlook ‘Horrendous’

December 9, 2011

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School discusses Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Women of Distinction: Joan C. Hendricks

November 25, 2011

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine is honored.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475November 29, 2011

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture in Radnor: “Caring for Older Pets”

On Tuesday, December 6 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Caring for Older Pets: Healthcare advice on geriatric and end-of-life issues,” at Penn Medicine in Radnor, PA. Beginning at 6:30 PM, Dr. Meryl Littman, associate professor of medicine at Penn Vet, will talk about the special considerations when caring for older pets and how to handle those difficult decisions end-of-life issues bring.

Can the Bulldogs Be Saved?

November 22, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares his views of anthropomorphism.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

November 19, 2011

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares tips on traveling with a pet.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: Dogs Help Test New Cancer Fighting Technology

November 3, 2011

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss new technology used for cancer research.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475October 25, 2011

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture, “First Aid Care for Your Pet”

Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday, November 5 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “First Aid Care for Your Pet,” at Penn Vet in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Deborah Mandell, staff veterinarian of Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Service, will teach how to determine if a pet is in an emergency situation, and if so, what first-aid can be performed at home.
 
Who: Penn Vet, pet owners, interested members of the public.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2011
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 18, 2011

Penn Researchers Demonstrate Efficacy of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA — An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine, which could be employed in the treatment of a number of different cancer types.